Freight

A project to double one of Sweden’s busiest single-track railways reached a milestone over the weekend of July 28 and 29, when infrastructure manager Trafikverket commissioned the first section of…
ATTENDANCE at the UIC’s sixth Global Rail Freight Conference in Genoa, Italy, in June, was below that of previous events, which is a shame because the content was excellent. In…
THE European Commission (EC) approved on July 27 a German scheme to support rail companies that invest in energy efficiency technologies which it says will promote the shift of freight…
GERMAN Rail (DB) recorded a 17.4% drop in Ebit to €974m during the first half of 2018 which DB’s CEO Dr Richard Lutz attributes to bad weather and the French…
RB Rail, the joint venture of the three Baltic States, signed a €139,876 contract with Civitta Estonia and Railistics on July 24 to conduct a feasibility study of a freight…
Surging demand and a harsh winter have combined to create a cocktail of operational problems for Canadian National, with significant impacts on performance. Keith Barrow examines how the railway is…
MINING company Rio Tinto has achieved the first delivery of iron ore by an autonomous, driverless train as part of its $US 940m AutoHaul programme focused on automating trains running…
THE board of Spanish infrastructure and engineering company Comsa has reached an agreement to sell its remaining stake in rail freight operator Comsa Rail Transport (CRT) to SNCF Logistics, giving…
POLISH coal mining company JSW and national rail freight operator PKP Cargo have agreed to cooperate to research, analyse and possibly produce new types of hydrogen-powered freight wagons and shunting…
THE positive trend for rail freight carriers in Croatia continued in the first quarter of 2018, resulting in an increase in the volume of goods carried and tonne-km.
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